Who Was Marie Curie? by Megan Stine

Who Was Marie Curie?

Written by Megan Stine
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Who Was Marie Curie? by Megan Stine

Born in Warsaw, Poland, on November 7, 1867, Marie Curie was forbidden to attend the male-only University of Warsaw, so she enrolled at the Sorbonne in Paris to study physics and mathematics. There she met a professor named Pierre Curie, and the two soon married, forming one of the most famous scientific partnerships in history. Together they discovered two elements and won a Nobel Prize in 1903. (Later Marie won another Nobel award for chemistry in 1911.) She died in Savoy, France, on July 4, 1934, a victim of many years of exposure to toxic radiation.

About the Author

Megan Stine has written several biographies for young readers, including Who Is Michelle Obama? and Who Was Sally Ride? She lives in Clinton, Connecticut.

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112 pages


Megan Stine
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Grosset and Dunlap

Publication date

7th August 2014



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